After a stunning announcement yesterday, Netflix’s first major horror original series is set to depart the streaming service worldwide in October 2022. Why is this happening? Let’s dig into what we know so far.
Debuting in April 2013, Hemlock Grove was among the very first roster of Netflix shows behind only House of Cards and Lilyhammer.
Created by Brian McGreevy, the horror show produced by Eli Roth eventually ran for three seasons across 33 episodes.
The cast included Famke Janssen, Bill Skarsgård, Landon Liboiron, Penelope Mitchell, and Kandyse McClure.
Netflix confirmed in its US removal list to publications yesterday that all three seasons of Hemlock Grove will be leaving on October 22nd, 2022. However, the reality is that it’ll leave on October 23rd.
Why October 23rd? Well, it’s significant in that it’s exactly 7 years following the release of season 3 onto the service worldwide.
Is Hemlock Grove leaving Netflix globally?
What’s on Netflix can confirm that the removal date applies to Netflix globally, so if you’re in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, or other regions, you’ll also see the departure of Hemlock Grove come October 23rd, 2022.
Why is Hemlock Grove leaving Netflix?
To understand why Hemlock Grove is leaving, you first need to understand the different types of Netflix Original.
That’s where another production company produces the show exclusively for Netflix but only for a fixed period of time.
In this case, Gaumont International Television owns the underlying rights to Hemlock Grove.